Local junior basketballers selected for state competition

THREE of the area’s junior basketballers have been selected to represent Victoria Country in the upcoming Kumon

Country-Metro Challenge after performing well at recent tryouts and camps.

Two of the basketballers selected are Whittlesea under 14 players Jaxson Meyer and Logan Oldmeadow, who both excelled in the Gold Nugget Camp in November. Wallan’s Cooper York was also selected as part of the under 16 team after a successful tryout.

Twenty country teams were selected by Basketball Victoria to attend to tournament, allowing the junior players to gain an insight into development and higher-level gameplay throughout the competition.

Basketball Victoria high performance head coach Zoe Carr said it was impressive to see return to the court to prepare.

“It’s been a difficult 2021 for these players, but they have been able to pick up where they left off before the last lockdown,” she said.

“It’s been a long time coming for these players to return to high performance basketball tournaments and they’ve shown how excited and passionate they are about representing country at the challenge.”

All three boys play for Diamond Valley in the Victorian Junior Basketball League and will also represent Whittlesea Eagles in the Basketball Victoria Country Championships.

The Country-Metro Challenge will be at the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South from January 14 to 17, 2022.